dogIDs "How-to" Dog Blog

Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe at Night
Whether it's a long summer evening or a brisk winter walk after work, you and your dog like to spend time outside when it's dark out. You want to make sure you and your dog are visible to drivers when you’re out and about, so the following are a couple of safety tips to keep in mind, no matter the season.Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe at NightKeep your dog close Last October I was driving home…
Dog ID Tags - Not just for Dogs
Our company name may be dogIDs, but you might be surprised by how many tags and collars we make every month that end up on a different kind of pet - from livestock to household animals!Here are a few of our favorite engraving projects for other four-legged friends:Goat Collars for Petting Zoos One of our customers is a zoo with a group of friendly goats. They wanted a better way for their vis…
How to Stop Your Dog From Barking When Home Alone
When I first adopted my dog Ace, he would bark for 20 minutes every time I left for work (those high-pitched, annoying yips!). This was stressful for me, because I lived in an apartment at the time and didn’t want my new dog to cause problems with my neighbors. I remember asking a friend what I should do, and she said not to worry. She believed my dog would adjust just fine to my routine in a fe…
How To Put On A Dog Harness Correctly
Using a Step-In Dog HarnessA nylon dog harness is something every dog should have. They are a great tool to use when walking with your pet. Here are instructions on How To Put On A Dog Harness Correctly.Before we start... Do you have a step-in harness? No? Check out our variety of harness at dogIDs here. Our step-in harness is available in an embroidered style or with a personalize…
What does your dog really want for a holiday gift?
Just for fun, I asked a couple of dog owners what they think their dogs might really want for a holiday gift this year.Here’s what they had to say:Charlotte the Yorkie & Pippa the Yorkie mix“Pippa would love food, food and more food!” said Emily Lyons about her Yorkie/Maltese mix (pictured above, right).Charlotte, on the other hand, would love a sling-type puppy carrier.“She constantly wants to be…
How to Care for Your Dog’s Paws in Winter Weather
Depending on where you live, you may need to consider extra care for your dog’s paws in winter months. For example, winter weather can cause cracked or dry paws. Plus, some dogs are sensitive to the cold, snow and ice on their feet. For these reasons, I reached out to two veterinarians to get their advice on winter paw care. Should your pup wear dog boots? I wrote a whole post on dog b…
3 Basic Questions to Ask Before Giving A Pet This Christmas
Before Giving A Pet for ChristmasWhile an animal might seem like the ultimate Christmas gift, there’s quite a few things to consider before buying a dog or cat.1. Is the recipient a child or an adult?If you’re planning to give a child a pet, it’s important to recognize that the primary caretaker of the dog or cat will likely be the child’s parents. If the animal is for your own son or daughter, ar…
4 Tips to Stop a Dog From Jumping
Dogs love to greet their dog friends by jumping on one another. It's a way for them to show affection. However, this is not exactly a polite way for dogs to greet people.If you have a dog with a jumping habit, the following tips should help teach your dog a more appropriate way to greet his human friends.Tips to stop a dog’s jumping1. Don’t engage with a dog who’s jumping.It’s best not to res…
3 Benefits of a Nylon Dog Collar
At dogIDs, we offer a wide variety of collars. From waterproof to leather, the one collar our customers love the best is our nylon dog collars. Nylon dog collars can provide multiple benefits for your pup while keeping the traditional dog collar look.3 benefits of nylon collar for dogs nylon dog collars:Ultimate ComfortNylon collars are made from soft durable webbing that will give your pup ultima…
Bark the Halls: Gift Guide for Pups and People
Christmas time is magical. I love everything about it. Well, everything but the cold temperatures. Snow can be so pretty, sweaters are so comfy, hot apple cider is so comforting, and trees, lights and decorations are oh so merry.With Black Friday and Cyber Monday passed, chances are you’ve already begun—or maybe even completed—your holiday shopping. But did you remember the special animal in you…
6 Tips to Stop Your Dog From Marking in the House
If you have a pup that won't stop marking up your home, then I don’t have to tell you how desperate you might be to learn how to stop a dog from marking the carpet, walls, and furniture! When a dog marks, he (or she) is leaving small amounts of urine around, usually to let others know that he was there. It makes sense in the animal world, but obviously it’s not something most of us want to allow…
Dog Won't Swallow Pills? Pinterest to the Rescue!
Taking pills is awful no matter who you are. Think about it. Dogs, a species that enjoys eating its own poop, cringe at the thought of swallowing pills. Thankfully, Pinterest offers tips on how to be the [dog pill] Master of Disguise.5 Ways to Make Your Dog Swallow Pills From hand feeding to traditional pill pockets, a variety of methods exist for getting dogs to take pills. While there are…
What to Expect When Owning a Deaf Pet
Every dog deserves a chance at adoption. Often times pets with medical issues are overlooked, but our friend, Christina Lee, at Deaf Dogs Rock is trying to change the views on adopting deaf dogs.What is it like to own a deaf pet? Owning a deaf dog isn't that much different from owning a hearing dog. We look at it from the standpoint of our deaf dogs are 1. Dogs first 2. a Breed second 3. Deaf…
Pumpkin For Dogs - The Ultimate Guide
At dogIDs we are all about improving the lives of dogs. Because of this, we have many people ask us health questions about their dogs. One of the most common questions that you ask is about healthy superfoods for dogs. Specifically, you ask if your dog can eat pumpkin. The short answer is yes!Pumpkin For Dogs - The Ultimate Pet Superfood Here's the long answer: Pumpkin has many health benefits…
What Does It Take To Run An Animal Shelter?
Every dog deserves a loving home. Most of us would like to adopt every dog that we meet until we snap back to reality and realize that it is impossible to do. But there are still many ways to help! Whether it’s promoting a rescue shelter, volunteering, adopting a dog or donating items, every little thing helps a dog in need of a forever home.What all goes into running a dog shelter anyway? What Do…